If you dont know what this is go to ringinator.com http://www.ringinator.com
I will say for all the effort I have to do to cut rings this is the best tool on the market
Ease of use and once you work with it a few times it gets easier. Practice, Practice, Practice
I used to go through blades like crazy using the smaller units and cutting by hand is slow
For the price - it probably paid for itself in one year of blades lost at least and not counting my time and frustration levels.
I'll spend the time coiling one day and then run them through the ringinator resulting in thousands of rings in a short time.
I'll embelish this post as I go along rather than adding posts - that way you only have to come to the Ringinator set up post each time .
Assemble your unit - yup had to figure out where all the bolts go
I have on wood to make it higher off table so I can get collection pans underneath
I have used a velcro strap to lock down the drill
There is little play in the shaft portion of the blade mount
Insert the blade - this way you can adjust the shaft at the end into the drill easier
the ends of the bolts are flush with the face of the base so they dont go further you adjust those nuts on the bolts. as you can see the blade sort of to the left but its through the hole
Shaft end - attach and tighten your drill - ensure drill is locked down
Next plug drill into switch box and switch box into outlet.
put unit in reverse and hold trigger and lock the button- give it a test and run for a few seconds - turn on switch and slowly move dial up - good turn off
IMPORTANT; BE SURE THE BLADE IS ON TIGHT WITH THE TEETH FACING AWAY FROM YOU - This took me a call to ensure I had this right
OIL SET UP - RUNS INDEPENDENTLY FROM THE DRILL
I ended up putting the whole thing inside a large container so it would contain the drips for now
so now you have your hose to suck up the oil
push just enough through the hole - and reassemble the cover over the blade - the deep well will fill with oil so that the blade will always have oil while cutting - no oil and your blade will heat up and become dull very fast.
above its filled the blade holder and is draining into drip pan and into fill tray ( as I said I am going to figure out some sort of way to drain fill tray back into a gallon jug so it just keeps refilling itself (plus a sifter for the grindings so it does not go back into the oil. See winding long coils in my videos
The big test
I found I loosened the plexy and fitted my coil first - gave an extra turn at bottom for a bit tighter fit
I turn on the switch and bring it up to speed (again up to you ) too slow and it will bind - WHERE EYE PROTECTION
Yes I have had it bind, yes I have had it do choppy action and spit some rings - pull back the coil -turn off the drill - clean area of rings and debris and do it again.
Now take your unit apart - resivoir- blade cover, blade shaft, bolts from shaft and resivoir, plexy springs, washers, wing nuts etc.. and wash down with soap and water , clean off all areas of the cutter to take off any oil splatters (mostly from my fingers on the drill) the pump just take and put clean water through it and dry it off - reassemble so its ready for next time.